Thursday, 1 May 2014
PART TWO OF KIRBY'S VICTORY...
As noted in part one, CAPTAIN VICTORY & The GALACTIC
RANGERS lasted for thirteen issues and one Special. I have the first
three plus the Special, so that only leaves ten issues I need to complete
the set. Trouble is, the issues I've read just fail to hold my interest, due
to JACK KIRBY's fading abilities not only in his art, but also in being
able to make characters speak in a realistic manner. True, the latter had
never been his strong point anyway, but either he had got worse or I'd
become harder to please. Either way, it made reading his later works
a bit of a chore rather than the pleasure his earlier mags had been.
So, it's highly unlikely I'll ever bother trying to complete the set -
unless I manage to obtain the remaining issues for am absolute song
or they're issued in an inexpensive collected edition. Incidentally, on
the covers, note that it says 'the' Galactic Rangers, yet on the splash
pages it's 'his' Galactic Rangers. Why the difference I wonder?
However, don't let me spoil your fond recollections of these issues
if you had them back in the day. Just immerse yourself in the images
which now follow and lose yourself in the past of thirty years ago.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, May 01, 2014